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Official BIOS is the one with issues F7,F8,F9. The only way is to use F8m BETA BIOS (with suffix) so far.

Really? That's so strange of Gigabyte. I naturally thought that their official versions would contain all the fixes in the beta builds, but looks like Gigabyte somehow decided to revert some fixes.

Anyways, thanks. I'll try with F8m to see if it works and report back.
 
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Really? That's so strange of Gigabyte. I naturally thought that their official versions would contain all the fixes in the beta builds, but looks like Gigabyte somehow decided to revert some fixes.

Anyways, thanks. I'll try with F8m to see if it works and report back.

I have been trying to flash back F8m over F9, but it fails. I tried all three methods. Is there a special method for downgrading the BIOS?
 
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I have been trying to flash back F8m over F9, but it fails. I tried all three methods. Is there a special method for downgrading the BIOS?

I flashed back by first restoring F7 (by shutting down and pressing more than 10 seconds on the power button). Then updated to F8m.

Now it looks like I don't experience freezes. It was freezing instantly when I put a USB stick on F9. Hope that this is stable enough for daily use.

Thanks.
 
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I've been running perfectly since my last post several days ago on F8m. However starting late last night and so far today, I've had 5 freezes. :(

Oddly enough, I happened to use a Kingston USB stick this morning for a moment, which did seem to cause a freeze within a few minutes. However, the rest of the freezes have happened with no USB sticks attached.

The freezes appear to be completely random. The computer is not being run hard, only a few programs open, only a few GB of memory being used, etc.
 
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I have a request for those of you running on F8m:

I used to be able to transfer large files (movies) over my local network without issue, but now any time I try to move a couple of files at once (let's say about 7-8GB), the transfer stalls out midway and I my ethernet connection completely fails and I have to reboot.

Anyone else experiencing this issue on F8m?
 
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I think this issue is related to Intel NIC drivers (AppleIntelE1000e.kext). I personally, never experienced any issue with large file transfers on 2.4.14 (MB6.1). I am currently on 3.0.4.1. I do not t*****t on OS X, so I could not comment on it... Actually, I was able to reproduce the issue when copying from mac to NAS. I have downgraded to 2.4.14 and it is working fine now, as it used to work fine. 2.5.4 is also working fine.
 
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Hi, I'm going to follow your guide as soon as I receive all the components, but I have a few question, since I'm new to computer building..

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I can't decide what to do in first step. Which version of bios should I install? I get that updating to F9 is a bad idea but I don't know if I must begin with F7 or skip directly to F8m version (or F8k).
I also noticed there was a new version F10a. Does someone tested it?


2. What the point of having a partition at step 5?


3. Just to be clear, with your configuration, you set IGPEnabler=No, right? Because I am a bit confused with the "if you want" and trying not to miss something.

Thanks in advance :)
 
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Hi guys

I woke up this morning and my system has been crashing every five minutes. Last night the app store did install an OSX security patch but I didn't think anything of it.

Has the issue come back for anyone else yet? I am still running on F8m
 
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Hi guys

I woke up this morning and my system has been crashing every five minutes. Last night the app store did install an OSX security patch but I didn't think anything of it.

Has the issue come back for anyone else yet? I am still running on F8m

I think it is related to custom Nvidia drivers. Try to uninstall Nvidia driver and just use Apple supplied one with Mac OS X.

BTW, BIOS issues are causing freezes/lockups (could be caused by C6/C7 CPU states on non-compliant Haswell power supplies). I have not heard of BIOS related crashes so far
 

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I think it is related to custom Nvidia drivers. Try to uninstall Nvidia driver and just use Apple supplied one with Mac OS X.

BTW, BIOS issues are causing freezes/lockups (could be caused by C6/C7 CPU states on non-compliant Haswell power supplies). I have not heard of BIOS related crashes so far
Memory related freezes due to using 4 sticks of memory and/or older memory not one the motherboard manufacturer's verified memory list. For systems that are freezing due to memory problems are encouraged to not use 4 sticks of memory and keep the BIOS XMP parameter at the default setting (not Profile1).
 
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